Update – Floods in Valencia as extreme weather warning issued

Extreme weather warning issued for coastal regions in the Valencian Community

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16:07 (September 17) – Areas around Villena have experienced heavy rainfall with more to come later today and tomorrow.

As much as 40 l/m2 has fallen in as little as ten minutes causing localised flooding in town and surrounding farms, the first in nearly six months.

16:07 (September 17) – An extreme weather warning has been issued by Spain’s meteorological office AEMET for the coastal regions of the Valencian Community including Alicante, Valencia and Castellon de la Plana.

The warning issued on Saturday, September 17 reflects a yellow weather alert for Valencia and Castellon de la Plana and the Balearics. Heavy rains are expected to cause some flooding following the dry summer.

Sunday’s forecast upgrades the warning for Castellond e la Plana to an Orange alert with a very high probability of heavy rain and flooding. The forecast also includes a yellow alert for the Alicante region where low-lying flat ground could see flooding.

Authorities are warning residents to take extra care and to limit journeys where possible.

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